Addie, Addie Quite Contrary – How Does Your Garden Grow?

With a sunflower plant started in foil, and look what it did when planted in my soil!


Look at the crazy sunflower grow – this was taken two weeks ago after ballet…


And this was yesterday…yes, after ballet again…


“It is as tall as me, Mama!”

I cannot find the pics I took of the “before” garden. But just imagine both sides of this walk lined with overgrown, left-for-dead, Camellia bushes and a termite infested, rotted pergola over the sidewalk. And now look…


Against the house and stucco wall makes a perfect backdrop and sunny spot for Ad’s kitchen garden. We have herbs, carrots (of course!), watermelon, pumpkins, peppers, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, blueberries and…sunflowers!


It makes me happy to see the great glee that Addie gets each morning when she comes back in from her scouting trip. The day the sunflower actually blooms she is going to completely lose it! After this weekend (ballet recital) she will not have any more ballet class for the summer, though. We’ll have to haul the leotard out for more update shots!

2 thoughts on “Addie, Addie Quite Contrary – How Does Your Garden Grow?

  1. What a perfect spot for that not-so-little garden! I can’t even imagine all the “yuck” you talked about being in that spot! Great job, Addie! You are following in your Great-Grandmother Williams’ footsteps, that’s for sure! I’ll bet you can almost taste those blueberries and other good stuff already!

  2. Wow. I knew sunflowers grew fast, but I didn’t know that grew that fast. Amazing. Addie’s garden looks great!

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